Canadian singer and songwriter Clayton Bellamy from The Congregation says he supports Canadian’s right to protest and he is launching a new record “The Ugly Truth” this spring which will rock Canada.
Get ready for a service the likes of which you’ve never attended before, where the message is served up fresh and loud by Bellamy and the Congregation through a high-octane blend of gospel, R&B, and riff-driven hard rock.”
Currently, Canada needs all the love it can get, Bellamy says.
Lakeland Connect asked Bellamy about his opinion on the Freedom Convoy 2002 in an exclusive interview. Currently, a trucker convoy from all directions is making its way across the country with the intent of converging onto Parliament Hill this weekend to fight for freedom and to protest the current COVID-19 mandates and restrictions. People in countries from Australia, Brazil and Sweden are planning their own convoys in their countries to do the same.
“I do support any Canadians right to protest,” Bellamy told Lakeland Connect. “And I support any Canadian’s right to choose and live free to make a medical decision without fear of condemnation, and coercion by the Government.”
Bellamy says he is pro-vaccine and pro mask but is against mandates that limit our freedoms and liberties and step all over our charter of rights and freedoms in this country.
New Album “The Ugly Truth” will rock Canada
Bellamy recorded the new album “The Ugly Truth” last year while in lockdown with his producers Dan Davidson and Dan Weller from London England.
“He produced Enter Shikari and Monster Truck to name a few bands,” Bellamy said.
The new album was mixed by Grammy-winner Adrian Bushby (FooFighters Muse), Bellamy added.
“The album won’t be out till April but there are two songs released right now on Spotify one with a video that was recorded right in Bonnyville called lie to me,” Bellamy told Lakeland Connect.
Next Show in Lloydminster
The Congregation is playing February 12 at the Vic Juba in Lloydminster in support of the new Record “The Ugly Truth” out this spring.
“The current single “Soundtrack to the end of the world “is sitting at number 25 on the Canadian active rock charts and has been featured on the new season of The JANN show on CTV,” Bellamy told Lakeland Connect.
Tickets for the show are $45 and will feature the opening act FKB.
FKB is an explosively high-energy alternative rock band that has been on a rollercoaster since its formation and shows no signs of slowing down. Fronted by JUNO Award-nominated songwriter Drew Shalka, the Edmonton-based group has performed over 200 shows across Canada and the U.S. since 2017, sharing the stage with notable acts including Mother Mother, Bif Naked, and Pop Evil. Their 2017 single “Bright Lights” was nominated for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards, and 2018’s “Casual Love” attracted international attention with press coverage around the globe. Known for their wild and nostalgic stage shows, FKB has continued to evolve from the garage rock styles of 2014’s 123 FKB (EP) to the powerful 2018 rock anthem “My Bedroom” and the 2019 wistful Indie ballad “Backseat Daydream.”
Formed in 2009 in Bonnyville, FKB began attracting attention while they were still in high school, with eclectic shows that paid tribute to their musical heroes such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys.
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“The new music is currently available on Apple Music and on YouTube,” Bellamy concluded.